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  • Breaking Down The Barry Cadden Verdict

    On WGBH News, Professor Daniel Medwed provides analysis on two recent high profile cases in Massachusetts... (more)

  • Film Screening: The Freedom to Marry

    Join us on Wednesday, April 26, at the Fenway Center for a special screening of The Freedom to Marry, followed by a post-film discussion with director Eddie Rosenstein and Mary Bonauto ’87. (more)

  • Should Employers Be Allowed to Require Genetic Test Results?

    Professor Kristin Madison considers the repercussions of a bill, recently passed by the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, that would permit employers to impose penalties on employees who refuse to provide their genetic-test results... (more)

  • Expect Fireworks At Neil Gorsuch's Confirmation Hearing

    "My hunch is that Judge Gorsuch will be confirmed," writes Professor Daniel Medwed in his latest Legal Ease article for WGBH News. (more)

  • Understanding the Complex Issue of Healthcare Reform

    Professor Wendy Parmet discusses the proposed American Health Care Act with news@Northeastern: “In terms of income distribution, this is regressive legislation versus progressive legislation.” (more)

  • Northeastern Once Again Ranked #1 for Practical Training

    In recognition of its national leadership in experiential learning, Northeastern University School of Law has once again been ranked #1 for practical training by The National Jurist. (more)

  • Northeastern Moves up 17 Spots in US News Law School Rankings

    Northeastern University School of Law moved up an impressive 17 spots to #65 in the 2018 US News & World Report rankings released today. (more)

  • Trump’s Ouster of Federal Prosecutors: What It Means for Massachusetts

    On WGBH's Morning Edition, Professor Daniel Medwed discusses the legal issues related to Trump's dismissal of 46 Obama-era federal prosecutors. (more)

  • Classes, Administrative Offices Will Follow Normal Schedule Wednesday

    Northeastern University campuses will be open and fully operational on Wednesday, March 15. All classes will meet as scheduled and administrative offices will operate on a normal schedule. (more)

  • The Big Security Mistakes Companies Make When Buying Tech

    In an article for The Wall Street Journal, Professor Andrea Matwyshyn shares her tips for a security-first approach to workplace technology purchases. (more)

  • Cops Win Another Round Pursuing the Prosecutor Who Pursued Them

    “What scares me about this case is that it’s a pretty strong signal from the police that prosecutors across the country should be careful about bringing charges when it comes to police misconduct... which most of them already are!” Professor Daniel Medwed tells The Marshall Project. (more)

  • The Opioid Crisis Would Probably Get Worse Under Trumpcare

    "The grand irony of the GOP’s proposal is that Trump strongholds in Appalachia and other rural areas would be most affected by the loss of addiction treatment resources," Professor Leo Beletsky tells (more)

  • Commonwealth v. Aaron Hernandez: The Road Ahead

    Listen back: On WGBH’s Morning Edition, Professor Daniel Medwed discusses the legal issues relating to the trial to the Aaron Hernandez murder trial. (more)

  • Scant Discipline Follows Prosecutors' Impropriety in Massachusetts

    “There is little excuse for neglecting to take action in the face of an appellate finding of egregious misconduct,” Professor Daniel Medwed tells The Eye. (more)

  • Trump Has Set the US up to Botch a Global Health Crisis

    Should a pandemic or any other public health crisis occur, we would want a team of experienced professionals in place that already knows the lay of the land, and has the administration’s trust,” Professor Wendy Parmet tells Vox. “The sooner that team forms, the better.” (more)

  • A Vacation From Your Usual Self

    Cory Lamz ’17 talks to the Boston Globe about the diversity and inclusive nature of Berlin’s club culture. Last summer, Cory co-oped at Clubcommission Berlin as part of a collaborative research project between the School of Law and the College of Arts, Media and Design. (more)

  • Reproductive Health Under Assault

    In an article for HealthAffairs, Professor Aziza Ahmed examines the impact the new administration may have on reproductive justice. (more)

  • Hepatitis C Drugs Re-Energize Global Fight Over Patents

    "If these medicines were made widely available, you could make a plan to eliminate this disease,” Professor Brook Baker tells (more)

  • McAuliffe Stands Strong on Fracking Trade-Secret Exemptions From FOIA

    “The defeat of these bills is an example of good government,” Kristin Davis '08, staff attorney for the Southern Environmental Law Center, tells the Augusta Free Press. “Citizens, local leaders, and organizations stepped up to explain why this FOIA exemption was a bad idea for Virginia, and Richmond listened.” (more)

  • New Immigration Policies Convince More Japanese Americans to Engage in the Radical Act of Remembering

    Former classmates Laura Hibino Misumi ’14 and Jessica Yamane ’14, co-authors of “We Remember,” stand in solidarity with Muslim Americans in the wake of President Trump’s executive order. (more)

  • Remembering Professor Emeritus John Flym

    It is with deep sadness that we share the news that Professor Emeritus John Flym passed away on February 24, 2017, in Paris, France, where he had lived for a number of years. He is survived by his wife, Isabelle; daughter, Susannah; grandchildren; and other family members. (more)

  • Transgender Rights Under Fire in Trump Era

    On MSNBC, Chase Strangio ’10, staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, discusses the current landscape of transgender rights. (more)

  • Gov. Baker's Criminal Justice Reform Is Half a Loaf at Best

    "The question is not whether extensive criminal justice reform is desirable, but rather whether our governor and legislators have the political will to make it a reality," says Professor Daniel Medwed. (more)

  • NUSL's LSSC Program Invites Grads to Serve as Oral Argument Judges

    The Legal Skills in a Social Context (LSSC) program is seeking local area alumni/ae who are willing to serve as 1L oral argument judges between Monday, April 10 and Friday, April 21. If you are interested, please contact Professor Johanna Dennis at (more)

  • Trump's Anti-Trans Action Affects Way More Than Bathroom Access

    "All forms of creative resistance to harmful and hateful policies matter," writes Professor Gabriel Arkles in an article for Truthout. (more)

  • Standing Up for What I Need

    "Those of us who need accommodation so that we can keep doing what we love must have the courage and self-respect to seek them, even if we would rather we didn’t have to," writes Carol Steinberg '80 in an op-ed for The New York Times. (more)

  • Criminal Justice Overhaul Would Grant Prisoners Incentives for Shorter Sentences

    “I think that's a small step in the right direction,” Rahsaan Hall ’98, director of the Racial Justice Program for the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, tells WGBH News. “But I think there are a lot of people who end up in the criminal justice system serving lengthier sentences because of guilty pleas that are leveraged by the use of a mandatory minimum.” (more)

  • Crabtree Recognized for Outstanding Advocacy

    Congratulations to Robert Crabtree '76, who has been selected to receive the 2017 Diane Lipton Award for Outstanding Advocacy from the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates! (more)

  • The Threat Trump Never Saw Coming

    Mass. AG Maura Healey ’98 is profiled in Vanity Fair. (more)

  • Fourth Annual CourtCall Law School Awards for 2016-2017

    For the 2016-2017 academic year, CourtCall will present an award of $250.00 to two (2) third-year law students at Northeastern University School of Law who demonstrate skill in Moot Court, Mock Trial, or Trial Advocacy Programs. (more)

  • Trump May Be Backtracking on Immigration Ban, and That Could Be Smart

    “This is the courts saying they have a role to play, they are not going to sit that out,” Professor Rachel Rosenbloom tells The Boston Globe. (more)

  • Appeals Court Refuses to Reinstate Travel Ban; President Tweets 'See You in Court

    "The very essence of the idea behind the federal Constitution is a mistrust of power," Professor Michael Meltsner tells TheStreet. "The essence of the structure of the federal Constitution is that very few things are unreviewable.'" (more)

  • Appeals Court Showdown on Trump Immigration Ban Approaches

    "There are a wide range of issues raised by the executive order and by the challenge to it, and they range from procedural things to ultimate Constitutional questions," Professor Michael Meltsner tells TheStreet. (more)

  • Dear President Trump: Your Big Idea on Drug Pricing is Half-Baked

    “Any smart country would fight back," Professor Brook Baker tells Stat News. "It’s not that these countries are getting a free ride. What you see is a willingness to tame the excesses of a free market.” (more)

  • Northeastern Reaffirms Core Values in Wake of Executive Order

    Northeastern President Joseph Aoun and Dean Jeremy Paul affirm the university and law school's commitment to diversity while Northeastern jointly files amicus brief opposing President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travelers and refugees of certain countries from entering the US. (more)

  • Woo Spearheads CAPALF Statement to Trump Opposing Executive Order on Immigration

    More than 100 members of the Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty have signed a letter condemning the executive order on immigration, says Professor Margaret Woo, who spearheaded the effort. (more)

  • Professors Meltsner and Silbey Examine the Constitutionality of Trump's Travel, Refugee Ban

    Michael Meltsner and Jessica Silbey dive into the ins and outs of Trump’s controversial executive order. (more)

  • How Does President Trump's Executive Order Alter Our Immigration Travel Policy?

    Professor Daniel Medwed joins host Bob Seay on WGBH's Morning Edition to discuss the legal battled that has ensued in the aftermath of Trump's executive order. (more)

  • Heather Yountz ’07 Among First Lawyers in Boston to Challenge Executive Order

    “There was a feeling of everybody coming together that was something I will never forget,” said Yountz, an associate with Demise & Church. (more)

  • Trump's Immigration Policies Could Go down as Historic 'Moral Failing'

    Professor Rachel Rosen­bloom weighs in on Trump’s exec­u­tive order to keep “rad­ical Islamic ter­ror­ists” out of the United States and its poten­tial effects on refugees worldwide. (more)

  • Rosen '15 Honored by CJP

    Congratulations to Georgi Vogel Rosen ’15, who received a “Chai in the Hub” award from the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Boston. (more)

  • Nearly 8 Decades Later, an Apology for a Lynching in Georgia

    Northeastern law student's work in Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Clinic featured in The New York Times. (more)

  • Northeastern Law Magazine: Winter 2017 Issue

    "Putting Veterans Together Again" and many more stories! (more)

  • Holding Firm: The Supreme Judicial Court In The Age Of Trump

    Why is it that so many Bay Staters feel buffeted from the political winds that brought Brexit across the pond and Donald Trump to the Oval Office? In his latest article for WGBH News, Professor Daniel Medwed ponders the question. (more)

  • Holocaust Commemoration Speakers Contend with Suffering, Survival

    On Monday, January 24, 2017, Professor Rose Zoltek-Jick helped launch Northeastern's week-long commemoration of the Holocaust with a moving, insightful and personal speech about the experiences of the children of Holocaust survivors. (more)

  • Trump to Order Mexican Border Wall and Curtail Immigration

    In The New York Times, Marielena Hincapié ’96, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, says, “To think that Trump’s first 100 days are going to be marked by this very shameful shutting of our doors to everybody who is seeking refuge in this country is very concerning.” (more)

  • Northeastern Named to Honor Roll of Top 12 Law Schools for Community Service

    The National Jurist has named Northeastern University School of Law to an honor roll of the nation’s top law schools that “go above and beyond in providing legal services for the underserved in their communities.” (more)

  • Thurgood: Post-Play Discussion with Civil Rights Attorney Mike Meltsner

    Professor Mike Meltsner, an acclaimed civil rights attorney who worked with Thurgood Marshall at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) in the 1960s, will speak about the legendary civil rights advocate and Supreme Court justice following the New Repertory Theatre’s performance of “Thurgood” on February 1, 2017. (more)

  • Why the C.D.C.’s Power to Quarantine Should Worry Us

    In an op-ed for The New York Times, Professor Wendy Parmet and her co-authors make a compelling case for reconsidering the CDC’s power to order quarantines. (more)

  • Contentious Immigration and Health Care Issues at Heart of Timely New Book

    Professor Patricia Illingworth and Professor Wendy Parmet, director of NUSL's Center for Health Policy and Law, are the co-authors of a new book, The Health of Newcomers: Immigration, Health Policy, and the Case for Global Solidarity, published by NYU Press. (more)

  • Mass. Scored a Victory in Its Exxon Lawsuit. What's Next?

    Listen back: Professor Daniel Medwed is interviewed by Bob Seay, host of WGBH's Morning Edition. (more)

  • 2 Years, 31 Dead Construction Workers. New York Can Do Better.

    "We need to be outraged," writes Dominique Bravo ’91, director of Pathways 2 Apprenticeship, in an op-ed for The New York Times. "More, we need tough licensing requirements for contractors, frequent safety inspections, robust worker training and, yes, support for developers who sign union contracts." (more)

  • Experts Look to Northeastern Law Students’ Report on Racial Equity in Marijuana Legalization

    In the wake of Massachusetts voters opting for marijuana legalization, a report by Northeastern law students is being used by the Northeast Cannabis Coalition and Union of Minority Neighborhoods to ensure racial equity in cannabis legalization efforts. (more)

  • New York Times Writer and Best Selling Author to Present at Women in the Law Conference

    We are pleased to announce that Jessica Bennett, an award-winning journalist and critic who writes on gender, sexuality and culture, will present at our 9th annual Women in the Law Conference this spring. She will join keynote speaker, Mass. AG Maura Healey ’98, and an impressive lineup of panelists for a day of inspiring programing at the School of Law on Friday, May 19, 2017. (more)

  • Facebook Video Reminder of Violence Faced by Disabled Americans

    "When someone kills disabled people, it's usually not given the same degree of seriousness of zeal in prosecution as when the victim is not disabled," Lydia Brown '18, chairperson of the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council, tells CNN. (more)

  • Federal Authorities to Investigate O.C. District Attorney over Jailhouse Informants

    “The problem with informants is they’re so attractive. If it’s a weak case, maybe bringing in an informant is a way to solidify it,” Professor Daniel Medwed tells the Los Angeles Times. (more)

  • A Reality Check on Claims of Vintage 'Fake News'

    “I applaud what the journalists at the Post-Gazette did,” Professor Margaret Burnham tells The Washington Post. "And also must say that they are adding to a record where the major problem is not a report of a lynching that didn't take place but the failure to report many lynchings that did take place.” (more)

  • Hassan, Spilka, Higgins Sworn In

    Northeastern Univeristy School of Law congratulates Maggie Hassan '85, Karen Spilka '80 and Natalie Higgins ’14, three NUSL alumnae who took the oath of office this week. (more)

  • Getting Away With Murder

    The work of NUSL's Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project is chronicled in The Marshall Project's latest feature article: "The project’s title is a nod to the ways in which the investigations can nevertheless provide some measure of justice, if not in a legal sense, then in a social and emotional one." (more)

  • We Remember

    Laura Misumi ’14 and Jessica Yamane ’14 have co-authored an article in reaction to the 2016 presidential election: “As two Nikkei women, this piece was co-written in honor of our grandparents and our collective memories as Japanese Americans who have resisted and will continue to resist the violent logic of white supremacy.” (more)